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February 13, 2021

Boots For Sale: Edward Green, Visvim & Altan Bottier!

I have recently picked up a few exclusive boots for sale, all new and at great prices! Edward Green Nivus UK7.5/US8 — $1200 — EG size UK7.5/US8 . On the 606 Last. Shearling Lined – shaft only. Not on the footbed nor in the forefoot area. Double Rubber Dainite Sole. Comes with dust bags. No EG Box. Will provide another. Full retail value $1800 — $600 off or 33% discount Visvim Grizzly Boot US8.5 — […]

February 8, 2021

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Elegantly Rugged Chelsea Boots by Löf & Tung

  I was never a fan of a rugged Chelsea boot. Those ones with overly round, blunt toes, etc. (think RM Williams). I always liked the more sleek and sharp version — think G&G on DG70 last. But Skoaktiebolaget house brand, Löf & Tung, has produced a nice way-between with a casually-smart looking Chelsea on a nice round toe, and storm welt, but with a sleek silhouette. It’s not an easy feat to do in […]

February 2, 2021

Spring Cleaning – Shoes I Am Selling

Well, it’s that time again that I start to clean house by getting rid of some of the pairs that I have that don’t get any action and are just taking up space in my tiny Manhattan apartment. And even more so, now that I am finally moving to a larger place, I need to get rid of things to make my move more smooth. Unlike other Spring Cleaning’s that I have done, this time […]

January 22, 2021

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Patina Your Chukka Boots

I think that most people wear suede chukka boots, as opposed to calfskin ones. I have 6 pairs myself and they all in suede but one, the green pair, shown below. I had never thought about getting a chukka boot in calfskin, until recently. Since teaming up with Greg Park aka Hancore and offering a patina service in my NYC shop, not only to my customers at J.FitzPatrick Footwear but in general to all people […]

January 14, 2021

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New Shoes on The Marketplace – Jan 2021

There are so many great deals on The Marketplace right now and this post is just to highlight a fraction of them, mainly newer shoes recently added. We are currently in the process of updating The Shoe Snob Blog and then we will do so for The Marketplace as well as add a new site strictly for brands. So great things to come. In the meanwhile, do check out some of the great deals at […]

January 13, 2021

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Unique Winter Boots by Le Majordome

The Galosh boot, as it is called, by Le Majordome is very unique and intriguing. It is one of their latest creations from Fall/Winter 20/21 and has already garnered a few interesting orders from their clientele, as you can see here. For those that are not familiar with Le Majordome, or LMD as they often go by, they are a Swiss brand that specializes in width offerings via MTO shoes. Whilst they have a growing […]

January 4, 2021

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J.FitzPatrick Winter Sale Now Live

  Happy 2021 To All, I hope that everyone had a great celebration! As a way to kick things off with a bang, my shoe brand is now commencing its annual Winter Sale. There are a few things to note, so please read the text below to understand all that is on offer.     The J.FitzPatrick Line 1. Core Models – Discounted at 20% off 2. Seasonal Stock – Discounted at 30% off Link […]

December 28, 2020

Elephant Boots by Alte Art – Next Level!

Well, there is a first for everything and this is the first elephant balmoral boot that I have ever seen. And man is it impressive! And it is no surprise from whom it comes from as these Japanese shoemakers are producing some of the most interesting pieces of art in today’s world, at least for my taste! And their name is Alte Art. Admittedly, I do not know a whole lot about them and their […]

December 21, 2020

Do Not Wear Brand New Shoes In The Rain

***Warning: I write direct, often crass, with lots of spelling and grammatical errors. I do not write this blog to become ‘an editor or great writer,’ I write it to share knowledge and am usually in a rush as I also run a shoe company that, to be honest, takes precedence in my life. If you like to take things personally, heed my warning before proceeding. One would think that it is common sense to […]

December 9, 2020

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Boot Progression by Hiro Yanagimachi

I have been a fan of Hiro Yanagimachi ever since they first came out on the scene of Instagram, way back when. And since then, it has been a pleasant stocking of their brand and progress. One thing I like about Instagram is how you can see a brands’ essence gets shaped and/or adapts to the times, with each passing week and blocks of 3 images. In this case, the essence of Hiro Yanagimachi is […]